Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I have always been a big fan of Eric Carle and the technique he has for creating his illustrations. The patience that man must have to paint tissue paper is more than I possess. The story The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the best children's books ever written and is full of color and imagination. Pottery Barn Kids currently has an entire line of bedding, wall art and bathroom things devoted to Eric Carle's illustrations and it had me looking for party ideas and crafts that I can do at home.

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids

A Very Hungry Caterpillar party can actually be a very healthy party. Full of fruits and cheeses with some cake of course at the end.


This is just too cute!!!


Again, too cute!!!

The picture that started this obsession.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cake Pennant Toppers

Life has been busy, but there is always time for birthday's and cake. Recently a friend of mine asked me to make a birthday cake for his wife. Nothing fancy just a cake. I wanted to portray my friends personality which is fun and artistic and she is a new mommy as well. (we had our son's on the same day)

I've made birthday pennants before but none as tiny as this. All you need are two wooden dowels, string, paper, hot glue and scissors. I cut a diamond out of the paper, folded it in half over the string and hot glued it shut. Tie the two ends of string to the wooden dowels and insert into your cake. The hardest part is choosing what paper you want to use.

Here are some of the pictures I used for inspiration. I am henceforth addicted!